Built as a pair with its Covent Garden neighbour the Novello, this beautiful, ornate theatre has been one of London’s most famous venues since 1905.
Many a superstar has had the pleasure of treading its boards—Vivien Leigh appeared in a 1949 production of A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by her husband Laurence Olivier—and for over 20 years, the Aldwych provided a Covent Garden home for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
The theatre has hosted the West End debuts of plays by Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
CURRENT PRODUCTION: TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL
From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical is the new biographical musical which follows the story of a global icon, featuring her much loved songs.
Presented in association with Tina Turner herself, Broadway star Adrienne Warren, recently nominated for a Tony Award for Shuffle Along on Broadway, portrays the titular global star in this triumphant musical tale.
Throughout her career, Tina Turner didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them. This new stage musical, directed by the internationally acclaimed Phyllida Lloyd, reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.